Dropped: Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes (Holmes of Kyoto)


Holmes of Kyoto is a 12-episode anime that aired in July 2018. I became interested in it because I like Sherlock Holmes, but Holmes in this anime is pretty different from Sherlock Holmes. Holmes is knowledgeable on antiques, but his personality is different from Sherlock Holmes.

Synopsis: Mashiro Aoi walks into an antique shop in Kyoto. There she meets Yagashira Kiyotaka, nicknamed “Holmes,” and she starts working there with him. Together, they solve cases related to antiques and artwork.

The cases are not like those in Detective Conan, which I thought this was cool because they were doing their own thing with it. The cases are about antique counterfeits and art thieves, which isn’t super interesting. Some anibloggers critiqued the show from the start by saying it was unimaginative, and it did get boring. It seemed that every episode progressively became more uneventful so I dropped it.

I genuinely enjoyed this anime in the beginning. I was learning about Japanese antiques, history and festivals so I thought it was informative yet pleasant to watch. I dropped it after watching episode 6.

13 thoughts on “Dropped: Kyoto Teramachi Sanjou no Holmes (Holmes of Kyoto)

  1. I dropped it around the same time you seemed to. While I wasn’t thrilled with it, I kind of thought maybe they’d do something interesting with the set up and I did enjoy when they taught us a bit about Kyoto and antiques. However, it just wasn’t enough and it progressively got less and less interesting.

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  2. I haven’t finished this yet, and to hear that it’s not like an actual Sherlockian narrative as it moves forward makes me less likely to pick it up. But my love of art and history may drive me back into it. Who knows lol. Thanks for this lovely review! Hoping your next anime will be much better! โ™ฅ

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